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Gypo (2005)

It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl. Helen has been married to Paul for 25 years. They live a monotonous and frozen ... See full summary »

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Helen
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Tasha
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Paul
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Irina
Tamzin Dunstone ...
Kelly
Barry Latchford ...
Jimmy
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Tasha's Husband
Tom Stuart ...
Darren
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Tasha's Father
Sean Wilton ...
Art Tutor
Angelica O'Reilly ...
Prostitute
Rebecca Clow ...
Terminal Hostess
Majid Iqbal ...
Illegal Worker
Ashley McGuire ...
Penny
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It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl. Helen has been married to Paul for 25 years. They live a monotonous and frozen existence. Helen is desperate, damaged, and looking for change. Paul - bitter, hypocritical and bigoted, sick and tired of being in the poverty trap - is on the brink of a breakdown. His biggest fear is change. Into their lives comes Tasha, a Romany Czech refugee, awaiting her British passport and her chance for freedom - a concept taken for granted by all those around her. Told in three revelatory narratives, each from a particular character's point of view, reveals how the disintegration of an ordinary working class family finally comes to a head when unexpected emotions are unleashed. Written by Production Office

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There are three sides to every story

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Drama | Family

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20 October 2006 (UK)  »

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Cigó  »

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£300,000 (estimated)
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Most of the young extras were members of a Youth Theatre group - apart from Tamzin Dunstone, the lead roles were taken by relatively well-known actors. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Christiane Bjørg Nielsen (as Christiane Bjørg-Nielsen)
Performed by Christiane Bjørg Nielsen (as Christiane Bjørg-Nielsen)
Produced by Henrik Balling
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good dramatic film
5 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Gypo is an interesting British film, once again proving good stuff doesn't have to come from Hollywood. A typical(?) British family lives a life of lies and deals with things as best they can until they meet a Chec mother and daughter who change their world. Gypo is apparently Brit slang for Gypsy/immigrants. This film proves that people all over the world are intolerant of others and are hypocrites. A couple of unexpected story swings made it a little more refreshing than the often mundane screen depiction of the disintegration of a family. Since the film took the same story from several points of view, it allowed you to better understand the characters background. I was glad that they really segregated the stories, otherwise it would have been confusing. All in all a good dramatic film.


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